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Team Organic will Never Surrender to Monsanto: Now We Continue the Fight, Together

By Megan Westgate I am no stranger to the rush of radical activism, to the satisfaction of identifying an enemy and throwing heart and soul into righteous indignation. In this complicated world, it’s tempting to reduce shades of gray to simple black and white. Sometimes that’s the only way to achieve a reassuring sense that we know where we stand (and therefore who we are). As a college student a decade ago, I devoted endless hours to organizing protests against the Keck Graduate Institut... Read more

The Non-GMO Project: Empowering Consumers, Protecting a Non-GMO Future (Response to SOD)

Please click here to download a PDF of this paper. Response to “The Non-GMO Project: Resisting GE or Constructing Defeat?” (Discussion Paper from The Organic Agriculture Protection Fund of the Saskatchewan Organic Directorate) January 28, 2011 By Megan Westgate, Non-GMO Project Executive Director   It is inspiring to see the growing passion being focused on the problem of GMO contamination; it is a massive challenge, and widespread collaboration is a prerequisite for posit... Read more

Rumiano Cheese Company Achieves Non-GMO Project Verification

CRESCENT CITY, CA (January 21, 2011) - Rumiano Cheese Company proudly announced today that its entire organic cheese line, organic butter, and organic WPC-80% are the first in the world to achieve Non-GMO Project Verification. Rumiano Cheese Company has been producing all natural, grass–fed, rBST-free, kosher, real California cheese for over 90 years and is California’s oldest family owned cheese company. Rumiano Cheese Company is the first and only cheese company in the world to have ach... Read more


[slideshow id=4] October 2010 marked the first ever Non-GMO Month, celebrated by nearly 600 natural food retailers across the United States. With thousands of products verified as compliant with the Non-GMO Project Standard, and the verification seal starting to appear in stores, the time has come to start celebrating consumers' right to choose non-GMO! Plans are already underway for Non-GMO Month 2011. This year the event will be celebrated north of the border as well, in recognition of the... Read more

Wholesome Sweeteners: Taking a firm stand against GMO foods

Non-GMO Verified Press Release 4th January , 2010 Media Contacts: Pauline McKee, VP Marketing: 281-490-9579; Karen Stevenson, Communications Manager: 773.904.7915; Sugar Land TX --- It’s really all about food—what we eat, how it’s grown and by whom, and how it’s made. For years, Wholesome Sweeteners has been a staunch advocate for “clean food,” food that’s free from synthetic chemicals, food that’s grown rather than manuf... Read more

Non-GMO Project Welcomes Two New Program Assistants to the Team

As demand for non-GMO choices continues a rapid growth curve, so does demand for the non-profit services of the Non-GMO Project. To support the Project's Product Verification Program, Supporting Retailer Program, and broad outreach and education efforts, the Project recently brought on two new Program Assistants. Working from the Bellingham, WA office, Christopher Keefe and Dedrian Clark were selected from a pool of nearly 80 qualified applicants. They both stood out for their commitment to safe... Read more

Holiday Celebrating With Non-GMO Choices

If you’re like me, you often feel a bit vulnerable during the holiday season when confronted with tempting holiday sweets and foods that would normally be on your “do not eat” list. Fortunately, we have options! There are now an ever increasing number of brands, either enrolled in the Non-GMO Project Product Verification Program, or those that have completed the process (bearing the product Seal of verification). What better way to celebrate family and friends than by ensuring they are eat... Read more

Earth Balance® Nut Butters Verified by The Non-GMO Project

Earth Balance® Peanut and Almond Butter First Nut Butters Labeled with Non-GMO Project Seal of Approval For Immediate Release Contact: Adriane Little 248.640.5484 BOULDER, Colo. (Nov. 23, 2010) - Earth Balance®, a line of all-natural healthy buttery spreads, shortenings, nut butters and soymilk, announces the Non-GMO Project Verification of Earth Balance® Nut Butters, including Earth Balance® Peanut Butter and Almond Butter products.   "It ... Read more

Green Mountain Gringo® Salsas and Tortilla Strips Awarded “Non-GMO Verified” status by the Non-GMO Project

Contacts: Tracy Shilobrit Director of Public Relations The Sales Factory 262-825-2613 WINSTON-SALEM, NC (November 15, 2010) – TW Garner Food Company announced today that its Green Mountain Gringo® salsas and tortilla strips are now officially “Non-GMO Project Verified,” meaning that they have been independently tested and verified to demonstrate best practices for avoidance of genetically-modified ingredients by The Non-GMO Project and its technical consultants, FoodChain Global Ad... Read more

Luna & Larry’s Coconut Bliss Products Earn Non-GMO Project Verification

Contact: Marketing Team Bliss Unlimited, LLC 541.345.0020, x309 Luna & Larry’s Coconut Bliss® recently announced that all of Coconut Bliss®’ products are now fully verified by the Non-GMO Project. Since 2005, when the company invented the category with its initial line of organic coconut milk-based, non-dairy frozen dessert, it has been dedicated to using ingredients that are not derived from genetically modified organisms (GMO). Coconut Bliss®’ award-win... Read more

Mighty Mustard™ Cover Crop Seed Verified by The Non-GMO Project

Contact: Kim Davidson (509) 487-0755   For Immediate Release   Farmers and gardeners have a new, all-natural way to improve their soil and protect their crops: Mighty Mustard™ cover crop seed. Mighty Mustard™ is the only cover crop seed verified by The Non-GMO Project. Mighty Mustard™ contains high levels of the natural chemical agents that make mustard spicy. In plant form, these natural chemicals suppress weeds, harmful insects and... Read more

GMO Foods: What They Are and How You Can Avoid Them

From Non-GMO Month guest blogger Dr. Group, author of the Global Healing Center ======= Genetically Modified Foods are crop plants (fruits, vegetables and grains) that have been altered using molecular biology techniques that intentionally enhance certain properties of the plant that are seen as beneficial for the plants proliferation and growth. This includes things like resistance to toxic herbicides, or bettering the crop's ability to resist rotting during transportation or producing ... Read more

Who Is To Blame For The Superweed Invasion?

A second contribution from our wonderful guest blogger Deniza Gertsberg, author of the GMO Journal. ====== A fundamental change occurred when the first genetically engineered crops went commercial in 1996. Farmers who planted GE crops that were altered to withstand continued application of herbicide glyphosate began to rely on a single system for weed management — the use of glyphosate, sold under brand name Roundup and manufactured by Monsanto.   As Dr. David A. Mortensen of the... Read more

Life is a Cabaret

From Non-GMO Month Guest Blogger, Jeanne Blackwell AKA "Mom", co-author of Hole in the Fence ( ====== Prize in a Cracker Jack box, quite the cabaret for kids of all ages. Never know what you are going to get and always excited to find out. I like a little cabaret with my Mongolian barbecue and for sure a couple of Velvet Hammers will get me dancing on a table top at the Lemon Tree. What is not fun is Aspic, sometimes called cabaret, or eating fish sperm in ... Read more

As Concerns about Food Safety and GMOs Intensify, Retailers Launch First National Non-GMO Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Click here to download a PDF of the info sheet at right) UPLAND, CA—This October, more than 580 natural food stores nationwide will take part in the first ever Non-GMO Month, celebrating consumers’ right to choose food and products that do not contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Organized by the non-profit Non-GMO Project, the event coincides with the launch of the “Non-GMO Project Verified” seal on retail products. The process of genetic modifi... Read more

Viterra Offers First Non-GMO Project Verified Canola Oil

For more information contact: Marshall Galloway Sales and Business Development Viterra Canola Processing - Ste. Agathe (204) 882-2565 ext. 2266 Viterra Canola Processing is excited to announce  that it has received Non-GMO Project Verification for its Non-GMO and Non-GMO Omega-9 (high oleic) expeller-pressed canola oils. Viterra is producing and marketing the first canola oils in North America to be verified by the Non-GMO Project. The Non-GMO Project ... Read more